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The mood perfectly captures what happened at the U.S. Capitol — fevered, dark, and apocalyptic.

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It was awfully warm this morning. When I finally wrestled myself away from Doom Scrolling on my newsfeed and went outside, I noticed that I didn’t need a coat. The dogs were acting friskier than usual, leaping and dancing around my feet as I tried to put on my boots. They had spring in their…

There’s a reason we expect presidents of the United States to say that they support the peaceful transfer of power.

I awoke Wednesday morning giddy with excitement and went to sleep with sadness in my heart. In the AM, the news about Raphael Warnock’s historic election to win a seat in the senate made me want to turn cartwheels. Georgia turning bluer shook Dixie and made me happy. By Wednesday afternoon, …

It happened the other day but I just wouldn’t accept it. Then, a couple of days later, it was made clear that she had just given up the ghost and died.

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Writing a column on faith in the middle of a pandemic is a bit more challenging than I imagined when I said yes to this venture. Knowing the style of my predecessor, which included funny stories that could make you laugh and cry at the same time, all with a message that could get under your …

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I don’t think I recall a time when so many folks were anxious to get rid of an old year and on to a new beginning of sorts. Can’t say, though, that I wasn’t one of those shooing 2020 out the door with a broomstick, even though Momma would have told me not to “wish my life away.” Still good a…

Normally, I stay away from New Year’s resolutions but this past year has revealed a flaw in me that is so deep that I have no choice but to face it and resolve to fix it.

It’s been a terrible year for the American worker, with a notable bright spot courtesy of one of the tech firms in the crosshairs of regulators and lawmakers.

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There is no constant in the universe, except for change. That’s a mantra that has served me well over the years, but I wasn’t ready for this change.

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It was the year of the rat.Oh, those annoying creatures that crawl through the cracks to find a warm spot or even an occasional bite of cheese.

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As if 2020 wasn’t already weird enough (how’s that for an understatement?), I had to put together my list of the year’s Top 10 films during the middle of a pandemic that prevented me from going to theaters for months. In fact, I only saw 10 films total on the big screen since January — easil…

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One of the most common questions I hear from clients, potential clients, friends, and others in the community is, “Since they did not read a person their rights, should a criminal case be dismissed?” The question is perfectly reasonable to ask. But, the answer is almost always “no.”

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Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s famous axiom is that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an even worse thing to manufacture.

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This has been a year like no other. We’ve all suffered personal, professional, and economic losses and hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic. That loss is on a scale that was unthinkable when we celebrated last Christmas.

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Do you ever have vivid dreams that feel so real that they wake you from sleep? I had a wing-dinger a few years ago — one that was so clear that it compelled me to rise from my pillow and write it all down before I forgot it. So, I’m sharing it with all of you, just as I dreamed it.

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Whew! What else can be said about 2020, a year of epic disruption and grief? Lest you forget, these highlights and lowlights will remind you.

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“Christmas is not about receiving. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ; the ultimate giver.” — Author Unknown

During an adventurous time in my life, I volunteered to perform a comedy act at a fundraiser. I opened with, “A lawyer, a priest, and a stripper walk into a bar.”

When I started school, many decades ago, the most dreaded event for every child was shot day at the local doctor’s office. Of course, we didn’t have as many vaccines then, compared with what school kids take now. We did take shots to prevent diphtheria and typhoid, and the most dreaded of al…

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Right now, the medical community in west Georgia is facing the hard task of caring for so many COVID-sick patients. I can’t imagine how tired they are and how relieved they must feel knowing that the vaccinations are rolling out. They’ve gone above and beyond serving our community, but that’…

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It’s probably not what Clement Moore had in mind.

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My great Aunt Vera was an elegant woman with auburn hair that came down to her waist. She always wore it in a soft bun tucked neatly on top of her head. Her blue eyes twinkled when she laughed, which was often, and her smile told you how much she enjoyed life.

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Decades ago, our state established the Georgia Sex Offender Registry (SOR). The purpose of SOR is to protect our citizens from sexually dangerous predators by identifying offenders that present the greatest risk of sexually re-offending.

Back through years I sometimes ramble until I reach a time when I wore petticoats with a bell sewn into the hem that jingled when I sashayed.

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One of my friends preached a sermon last week using the Charlie Brown Christmas story to talk about the meaning of Christmas. I told her I would probably steal her idea, so here I am “borrowing,” with attribution to Rev. Sharon Edgar, Chaplain at Wesley Woods of Newnan.

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Of all the joys of camping — I know, you wish I would shut up already about camping, (and I guess I will now that winter is here) — one of the best might be that we get a break from the never-ending national news reports of the day.

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In March, I wrote a column about how our bodies communicate more than our speech. It is hard to believe, but it is true.

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Sometimes it’s a curse to come from hard working people. The kind of folks who survived by the sweat of their brow and the turn of their hand.

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Here’s some big news — recently the Amazon Prime movie streaming service picked up “Shotokan Man,” an animated feature-length movie that I was involved in producing and writing back in 2003.